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More than a hundred people are expected to join in the annual Big Sleep Out in Bristol tonight as part of Homelessness Awareness Week.
They'll be spending the night in the grounds of a church to raise funds and highlight the work being done by charities and organisations.
It's not just the money, it's understanding what people can do for organisations. That might be volunteering or just telling other people about them. It doesn't have to be "oh we want your money", it's "this is what we do - do you understand what we do and do you know how we can help people?"
Homelessness Awareness Week begins in Bristol today.
In the last year, 5,000 households in the city were made homeless or were threatened with homelessness.
Bristol City Council says the problem is largely due to private sector tenancies ending.
The week will culminate in a sponsored 'sleep out' in the city on Friday.